GRAHAM — Byron Patrick Smith, 59, died at his home in Graham on Nov. 22.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1959, in Artesia, NM to Byron & Patricia “Pat” Green Smith.
Byron worked mostly as a software engineer in computer programming. He was a member of the Cowboy Gathering in Graham.
He was married to Angela Taylor for 33 years, they parted as friends two years ago.
Byron is survived by his children, Jake Smith and girlfriend Jamie Stokes of Graham, Taylor Irwin and husband Frankie of Graham; sisters, Sue Fox of Hobbs, N.M., and Maggie Murray of Santa Fe, N.M.; brother, Chris Smith of Artesia, N.M.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
There was a funeral service on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Michael Cyr officiating. Interment followed in Starkey Cemetery, Montague County.
Pallbearers weree Cody Dooley, Aaron Irwin Sr., Mike Beasley, Cody Russell, Jonas Gonzalez and Frankie Irwin.